Friday, August 14, 2009

No Mad by Sam Moffie (PLUS GIVEAWAY!)

Okay, honestly, I did not finish this book, so I can't give it a real rating.
R- 3-4
Some language

Let me start by saying I did NOT hate this book. Usually that's what's up when I don't finish a book, but that's not it this time.

This book just didn't work for me. *shrug* What can you do? It happens. I do think it's just me, though.

So, from what I read, here is my honest review-- I couldn't follow the storyline. Usually I do okay with books that jump around between past and present, but when I'm tired I just can't do it, and it's been a rough week.

There is a fair amount of sex and some language, which I personally find off-putting, but it's totally a matter of personal preference. The only thing that I think would be off-putting to a lot of readers is that at least five of the first 100 pages talk about hemorrhoids. I mean, really? I don't need to know that much about the guy's rear.

It is pretty well written, the voice is good. It's not quite the Breakfast with Buddha style road trip I thought it was going to be, but it is an interesting concept.

From the back of the book:
"Racing home to share news of a long awaited bnook deal, Aaron Abrams unexpectedly finds his wife and beloved brother TOGETHER.
"Tossing a few mentionables into the car, along with his golden retriever, Churchill, his now only trustworthy lifelong companion, Aaron embarks on an odyssey like no other. With his own music as a backdrop, while guzzling his favorite 'Newman's Own Virgin Lemonade', Aaron begins in Youngtown, Ohio, travels Interstate 80 in Pennsylvania, and continues into Gettysburg, PA, Boston, Ma., and Roswell, NM, to name a few, ultimately ending his road trip in scenic Niagra Falls.
"Along the way, he continues to embrace each moment, every situation, all relationships and brief encounters. Never losing his zest for life, Aaron stays positive, upbeat and open for adventures, not letting his 'ex-wife-to-be' interfere with his newfound freedom, while at the same time rediscovering and recreating bonds that will never be broken. The game of Jinx has never gotten so much attention; what that means the reader is soon to discover."

I did absolutely LOVE the quotes and snippets of 70's songs! I love 70's music.

I can really see how this would appeal to a lot of people, it just didn't work for me.

NOW if you think it sounds like something that would work for YOU, well it could be your lucky day! Because I will be giving away a copy!!

To enter--
1) Tell me your favorite song or band from the 70's!
2) Leave a valid email address
3) Plus 1 if you're a new or current follower
BONUS-- For and extra 5 entries, tell me your favorite Marcus Aurelius quote! If you don't know who he is (well, was), don't cheat and just look up a quote. You can still get the bonus points by telling me something interesting about him that you learned when you Googled him!

Giveaway ends August 20th-- I'll pick a winner the 21st!

This is a Virtual Book Tours Book! You can also learn more at Sam Moffie's website.

1 comment:

  1. I've always been a fan of old Aerosmith so I'd have to say "Sweet Emotion" is one of my faves from that decade.

    I'm currently a follower.

    I'm embarrassed to admit that I don't know any quotes by Marcus Aurelius off the top of my head but I do know that he was one of the "Five Good Emperors".

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